Professor Pierson was recently interviewed on NPR’s Tell Me More regarding the George Zimmerman trial.
“I think the government’s got a weak case and it hinges on that intent element. That government has got to prove that, of course, that he killed – that Zimmerman killed Trayvon, but that he did so – and here’s the magic language – evincing a depraved mind. And then the jury will be told that that means they’ve got to find that the killing was done with ill will, hatred, spite or an evil intent. And I don’t think the evidence shows that.”
Professor Pam Pierson
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